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Announcing Fastly Real-Time Log Streaming to Honeycomb!

By Aneel Lakhani  |   Last modified on January 4, 2019

There are two sides to the observability coin--instrumentation (creating the data) and observation (making sense of the data).

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.

Fastly delivers excellent instrumentation accessible via its logging APIs. And today, Honeycomb is bringing excellent observability to that data.

Have you ever wanted to know:

  • The ratio of cache hits on your site?
  • The difference in response time based on cache and content?
  • The volume of hits to a specific URL on a per-IP, per-country basis?

This backend integration allows any Fastly customer to add Honeycomb as an endpoint for their Real-Time Log Streaming in a few simple steps.

screenshot of fastly integration config dialog

“Fastly is clearly one of the leading CDNs out there. Many of our larger customers are also Fastly customers and this integration will provide them a direct way to analyze how their content is delivered alongside the application-level events and distributed tracing they get in Honeycomb for end-to-end observability.” -- Charity Majors, CEO and co-founder of Honeycomb.

We’ve partnered with the fine folks at RubyGems to create a public dataset showing what Fastly’s Real-Time Log Stream looks like in Honeycomb. You can explore traffic at today!

screenshot of honeycomb query using fastly integration

“However you leverage logs, we want to empower you to do it as seamlessly as possible. Whether you’re setting up your first endpoint or already storing logs with a favorite partner, there are countless ways you can take advantage of the real-time insights from the edge provided by Fastly. You can add conditions around logs, allowing you to easily identify the causes of service disruptions. You can send sensitive information to log files without exposing data, thanks to log traffic encryption using Transport Layer Security (TLS). And you can log any aspect of a request or response based on standard functionality and more, all on Fastly.”

Read more about the new endpoint on Fastly's blog!



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